Members of the public invited to Greater Manchester World Delirium Awareness Day event

Members of the public invited to Greater Manchester World Delirium Awareness Day event
28 February 2019

Greater Manchester members of the public and professionals are being invited to attend a free information event about Delirium, part of World Delirium Awareness Day on Wednesday 13 March, 10:00 – 15:00 at the Post-Graduate Centre, North Manchester General Hospital.

Delirium is a disturbance in thinking, attention and awareness brought about by a medical condition. It can be very distressing and for the older population, the mortality rate is similar to those who experience a heart attack or sepsis. 

Delirium can increase the risk of dementia and those with dementia are more at risk of developing a delirium, which is why it has been selected as one of the key focus areas for Dementia United (The Greater Manchester Strategy for Dementia).

Salford Royal Consultant and Delirium Task and Finish Group lead for Dementia United, Dr Emma Vardy said “This event follows on from Greater Manchester’s World Delirium Event last year that was held at Salford Royal. It will be an opportunity to learn more about delirium from a professional and personal perspective as well as the positive steps that are being taken to improve its management both at home and away. As part of Dementia United’s strategy, we hope this will be a great opportunity to bring professionals and the public together to drive collaborative positive change.” 

Both Salford Royal and North Manchester General Hospital are part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which brings together Salford Royal Foundation NHS Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; which together manage five hospitals and community services in Salford, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, and North Manchester.

The event is taking place on Wednesday 13 March 10:00 – 15:00 in the Post-Graduate Centre, at North Manchester General Hospital, Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, M8 5RB. Lunch will be provided. The event is free and is one of a series of ‘Medicine for Members’ events arranged to give the public and the Trust’s public members a greater insight into their local hospitals and the services they provide. So far, nearly than 26,000 people have signed up to become members of the two Trusts. 

Please book your place online or alternatively, please contact Michelle Davies, Events and Engagement Manager for Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership on 0113 824 8399 / 07710 152 805.